• Mark Ryan

Changes in the EPA OW and OGC

The Biden administration is moving quickly to put its mark on the EPA upper management. While Michael Regan awaits Senate confirmation as the new EPA Administrator, Radhika Fox has been appointed as the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water. Ms. Fox comes from the U.S. Water Alliance, where she was the CEO. Her bio is here:,to%20our%20nation's%20water%20challenges.

I have not heard who will be filling the top spot in OGC, which has a large influence on all work done by OW. I do know, however, that many seasoned and very good CWA attorneys remain in OGC, which bodes well for better decision making as the new administration finds its way. Melissa Hoffer from the Massachusetts AG's Office will joining OGC as the Deputy General Counsel, where she filed numerous suits against the Trump administration. Expect to see significant changes in direction from OW and OGC.

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